• DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

    DN Capital Raises $200M For 3rd European Fund, As Euro Tech Resurges

    London-based DN Capital, which has invested in Shazam and Videdressing among others, has today announced it’s raised $200 million (€144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three time increase on its previous fund. Investors include family offices, large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds, including the European Investment Fund. The fund will, as… Read More

  • Uber Slapped With Nationwide Injunction In Germany — But Vows To Continue To Operate

    Uber Slapped With Nationwide Injunction In Germany — But Vows To Continue To Operate

    Last month on-demand ride-hailing service Uber faced a ban in Berlin on passenger safety grounds. That ban was suspended days later while the court in question rules on the legality of the move. But Uber is now facing another injunction in the country — this time a district court in Frankfurt has issued a temporary ban against its service which applies nationwide. Read More

  • Mashr Resurrects A Tinder Experiment To Make You A Match Maker

    Mashr Resurrects A Tinder Experiment To Make You A Match Maker

    In May 2013, Tinder introduced Matchmaker, a way for users of the popular dating app to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. Matchmaker has since been phased out of Tinder, but a new startup, Mashr, is resurrecting the feature as its central thesis. Read More

  • Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY

    Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY

    Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $70 million in DXY (also known as Ting Ting Group), which claims to be the largest online healthcare service community in China. In return, Tencent will receive a minority equity stake in DXY. Read More

  • How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

    How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

    It’s sad to stay up for three days building something awesome only to bomb the demo presentation. It’s no surprise it happens: you’re exhausted and racing to finish your project, with little time to plan your words, and only a few minutes to say them. So here’s some advice on how to give a great hackathon presentation. Read More

  • FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

    FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B

    FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina, and RuNet. Read More

  • LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps

    LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps

    A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1, is the last day for you to use it, and that it is being discontinued so that LinkedIn “can focus on developing new ways to visualize your professional network.” As of… Read More

  • When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

    When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

    Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive you around rather than driving yourself? Read More

  • Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

    Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating

    Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting and complex than those sweeping visions. A tsunami of technology, both from established industry providers such as POS and IT… Read More

  • Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    According to Net Applications, Windows XP’s global desktop market share fell from 24.82 percent in July, to 23.89 percent in August. That’s just under one percentage point in a full month. At that pace, it will take more than two years for Windows XP’s market share to fully dissipate. Read More